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3 Lessons for Nonprofit Writers from Harvard’s Steven Pinker

Posted: April 6, 2015

Want to write well? Start by looking at the evidence for what makes for effective writing.

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Shooting For Success

Posted: February 20, 2015

When used properly, tools of documentary storytelling can help engage, surprise and bring new audiences to your cause.

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Stopping Phony Science With A Big Dose Of The Truth

Posted: February 6, 2015

The current measles crisis refects a failure of many scientists, and their communications specialists, to publicly voice the truth.

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When Journalists Offer Solutions, Problems Get Fixed

Posted: January 29, 2015

A growing number of journalists are moving beyond reporting about problems that need fixing to also pointing out solutions.

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Why Traditional Media Still Matters

Posted: January 20, 2015

Newspapers may be struggling but they still play an important role in social change communications.

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Storytelling that Goes Beyond “What Happened” to “What’s Possible”

Posted: December 30, 2014

When journalists tell stories about how people are rebuilding their lives and communities after suffering tragedy, we all benefit.

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Batman on His 75th Year of Busting Crime (and Gay Rumors)

Posted: December 18, 2014

The caped crusader was rumored to be gay long before it became a controversy in the 1950s.

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Quantity vs. Quality Measures: Which Matters Most in Communications?

Posted: December 8, 2014

Yes, numbers are important. But they don’t always tell the whole story.

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Go Ahead And Laugh. It Might Do Some Good.

Posted: October 6, 2014

Sometimes it’s ok to use humor to bring attention to deadly serious topics.

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It’s Shocking What Some People Think Is Good Advertising — And It’s A Good Thing They Do

Posted: August 15, 2014

Shock ads may not be for the faint of heart but they can incite people with big hearts to take action.

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